Bachelor of Music, Option in Performance - Concentration in Jazz Studies

The Jazz Studies degree at CSULB is a specialized Bachelor of Music performance concentration that seeks to: make students aware of jazz music’s place of importance in the development of American culture in the Twenty-first Century and its overall contributions to music in general; raise the awareness of both the educational and local community to this important art form and to encourage continued acceptance of jazz as America’s truly indigenous music; and offer an effective course of study which will aid in the development of talented new artists within the field as well as to offer a well-rounded educational experience. It is the goal of the jazz studies area to produce graduates that will have the necessary professional skills in many areas to be gainfully employed within the music profession. These include developing outstanding skills in jazz performance, composition and arranging.

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